Sales Associate

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Date: Jun 5, 2018

Location: NY, NY, US, 10019

Year: 2018

Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Requisition ID: 20569 

We are seeking a Sales Associate to work closely with the Barnes & Noble National Account Manager on all aspects of sales for Vintage Anchor Books and Vintage Español. The role will also work closely with the whole B&N team to identify and maximize sales trends, category trends, and market share opportunities in both print and eBook titles. If you are looking for the next step in your sales career, then this may be the perfect opportunity for you!


Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Working with the National Account Manager to prepare and research all relevant frontlist and backlist titles for monthly account sell-in.
  2. Planning all backlist and frontlist merchandising and promotions for stores, online, and Nook.
  3. Working with the National Account Manager to present Vintage titles to B&N.
  4. Attending regular meetings for the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group including, but not limited to, imprint launch, marketing, title opportunity, and sales conference meetings.
  5. Working closely with the Vintage imprint on title development and strategy. 
  6. Running sales reports and analyzing sales trends and market share opportunities for all adult publishers.
  7. Supporting the National Account team on weekly ebook analysis in a way that clearly demonstrates an understanding of eBook opportunities, trends, and account promotions.



  • Minimum of 2 years of book publishing experience, sales experience a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including presentation skills
  • Strong follow up skills
  • Highly organized, with the ability to effectively manage multiple competing priorities
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • Proactive with the ability to work well under pressure
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to travel up to 10% by car, train, or plane within the domestic U.S.


Please submit your resume and cover letter with salary requirements using our online application process. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program.

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world.  In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution.  Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.  More information can be found at


Penguin Random House values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.


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